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Albert Rapp postcard

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    The postcard was written by Albert Rapp in Buchenwald concentration camp to his wife, Matilde Rapp, in Frankfurt, Germany. In the postcard, he asks his wife not to worry and assures her that he is fine. He asks her to send him a package containing stockings, handkerchiefs, an undershirt, a jacket, a piece of soap, a toothbrush, and various other supplies for himself and his brother, Arthur, who was also incarcerated. Last, he asks for information regarding their dealings with the United States consulate in Stuttgart, Germany.
    creation:  1938 December 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eric Rapp
    Collection Creator
    Albert Rapp
    Albert (1879-1949) and Matilde Rapp (1884-1955) lived in Gross-Umstadt, Germany when the Nazis rose to power. Following Kristallnach in November 1938, Albert Rapp, president of the Jewish community in Gross-Umstadt, was arrested and incarcerated in Buchenwald. After about two months, he was released due to the efforts of his wife, Matilde, as well as their Gentile physicain, Dr. Gefe. They soon fled to the Netherlands where they stayed in a transit camp until they received permission to join their son, Eric Rapp, who had immigrated to the United States in 1935. Albert and Matilde Rapp arrived in the United States in 1939.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Albert Rapp postcard is arranged in a single series.

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    Conditions on Access
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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Eric Rapp donated the Albert Rapp postcard to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992.

    Written by Albert Rapp (donor's father) to Mathilde Rapp (donor's mother) in Frankfurt, December 1938, Buchenwald concentration camp.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-02-24 14:11:38
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